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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   IBU: 62   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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The 3-Grid IPA is our flagship ale. This India Pale Aleís citrus notes are created by Chinook, Cascade, Columbus and Amarillo hops from Yakima Valley, making it a true Northwest-style crowd pleaser. The alchemists at Schooner EXACT balance the hoppiness with a hint of malt, making this IPA one that pleases the staunchest of hopheads as well as the microbrew newbie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10978) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 4, 2011
One liter bottle that suggests growler. This from Malt & Vine. Pours hazy light amber with a frothy 2 finger off-white head. Weíre talking NW IPA here. Aroma of citrus over mild roast caramel. Med+ body. Flavor starts malty, but the hop (I think both citrus and resin) sort of knocks the malt out of consideration. It is marvelously bitter. It may not be the most bitter NW IPA ever, but if thatís what you want, well, this should be in the top ten(for now). Wow, but this is damn good ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
green_death (1) - Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2011 does not count
Swing-top liter bottle, five and a half bucks (not including deposit) is a great deal for this one. Poured and looked good. Smells great - floral and piney. Tastes even better - very resinous and "weedy". Just as bitter as could be expected from this stellar example of a Northwest IPA. My new favorite!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4528) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 17, 2011
Nice fresh hop aroma. This is a pretty tasty IPA. Some good bittering hops, and a nice dry finish. Very crisp end. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
manuchampions (1236) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 26, 2011
1litre bottle split. Pours a golden yellow with a decent off white head, great lacing. Aroma is deep hops, pine, grapefruit. deep hoppy aroma. Taste is fully puckering but with a great caramel and cereal malt backing that provides excellent balance. Solid.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2011 Schooner Exact Brewing Company--Three Grid India Pale Ale--Bottle #2100--Bottled 01/20/2011--2011 32 oz. Growler Bottle. 6.70% ABV. 62 IBUís. (3.75 / 5.0) Very thin thin lace white head. Clear bright dark gold color. Aromatic grapefruit citrus mild pine floral hop front. Dry thin sweet rich grapefruit citrus crisp clean mild hop resin body. Dry clean citrus hop spice refreshing end. Light bodied & very aromatic.Sampled 1/22/2011. Purchased for $10.25 including $5.50 growler deposit at PCC--Fremont, Seattle on 1/22/2011. Schooner Exact Brewing Company Three Grid India Pale Ale--Graphic 3 Grid Label--2011-B 34 oz. Growler. 6.70% ABV. 62 IBUís. (3.75 / 5.0) Half inch lasting lacy off orange white rocky dense head. Fizz hazed clear bright rich dark gold color. Rich floral grapefruit citrus hop front. Crisp mild light textured mild sweet rich citrus mild hop resin zesty pale pils malt slightly fruity Cascade hoppy body. Dry balanced clean hop spice citrus end. Very aromatic big Cascade hop refreshing tasty IPA. Sampled 4/30/2011. Purchased for $10.25 including $5.50 Growler Deposit at PCC--Fremont, Seattle on 4/30/2011.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2010
Cask @ Parkway Tavern & tap @ SE Tasting Room, Top of Tacoma and Red Hot. Golden orange, slightly hazy pour. Short but enduring off-white head that leaves a dense lace. Grassy hop nose and middle fading to a shortish citrus finish. Chewy medium body with low carbonation and a solid maltiness and strong rum flavor underlying the middle and finish. Balanced towards bitter, but sweet and umami are not ignored, as it should be in an IPA. This ale develops as you drink it - what more could one ask for! A pint from a fresh keg at Topís revealed the 3 Grid to be a solid, balanced IPA with scads of pleasant hop flavors. Very sessionable, unlike too many West Coast IPAs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (6331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2010
UPDATED: APR 24, 2011 Bottle, pours hazy golden orange with a big white head. Aroma is quite piney, with caramel, grapefruit and citrus hops. Flavour matches this almost exactly, with very pronounced piney flavours. Very well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
raphael (878) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 26, 2010
Dark yellow, no head, on tap at some Irish place in Wallingford. thin in the mouth. woodsy aroma of modest strength. tight flavor balance, slight citrus, mild caramel. an IPA for those a little scared of IPAs. cleanly done, but light on substance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4611) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 2, 2010
Tap at Brouwerís. Dark amber beer. Hoppy aroma. After a Full Sail LTD 3 this is one in your face beer by comparison. Flavour is more woody than citrus leading me to think Amarillo over the Cís but still working on picking them out. I need a hop guide in my pocket with the notes book.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jerich01 (16) - USA - JUN 5, 2010
At the brewery. This is an IPA that Iíd match with food - too many brewers are now making "doubles" or beers with so much hop complexity they canít match with anything else. Not so here, paired with a strong cheese, cheddar or brie even, this is the perfect appetizer beer. My next adventure, pairing this against something spicy, like Buffalo wings...

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